Smoking potatoes is a great way to enhance the flavor and change things up a little from the same old roast potatoes.
Potatoes take on a lot of smoke flavor and they are a blank canvas for just about anything you put on them.
In this recipe we toss everything into a skillet, combine the potatoes with chopped garlic, rosemary, and parmesan cheese and smoke them with some fruitwood.
I like to use baby potatoes as you can fit a bunch into a skillet at once and I think they look great served whole. At certain times you can get them in a variety of colors which makes for a fun presentation as well.
For a fancy-looking but surprisingly simple to make dish, pair these smoked potatoes with my smoked rack of lamb.
Be careful when smoking your potatoes as they will absorb smoke pretty quickly. You can use any type of wood you prefer but I like to use fruitwood. If you find that you are getting too much smoke on the potatoes you can try using wood chips instead.
Some people like to cover their potatoes in foil and poke some holes so they don’t get too smokey but I don’t think that’s really necessary. Just manage your smoke like the pro you are and you’ll be ok!
I also like to cook a little hotter around 300°F as this helps the potatoes crisp up a bit and keeps the cook time down so you don’t run into the “too much smoke” problem.
We’ve also got beer mustard smoked potatoes recipe you can try if you want something a little different!
Potatoes are the perfect side dish
Potatoes are cheap, easy to make and go well with just about any meal. This recipe is very versatile too. You can add more cheese, more garlic, or substitute the rosemary for other herbs like parsley, thyme and oregano.
If you don’t want to leave the potatoes whole, dice them into cubes. You can even mash them after you are done and make something a little different.
I like to serve them warm but you could also cube them up, refrigerate and make a smoked potato salad! They are very forgiving so give this one a shot and smoke on!
Dishes that go well with smoked potatoes:
- Any lamb dish (try Pistachio Crusted Rack of Lamb)
- Any steak dish (try Grilled Flat Iron Steak)
- Salmon dishes (try Grilled Cedar Plank Salmon or Hot Smoked Salmon)
- Grilled chicken (try Nashville Hot Grilled Chicken)
Garlic and Rosemary Smoked Potatoes
- 3 cups baby potatoes
- 2 tbsp rosemary roughly chopped
- 2 tbsp garlic chopped
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese grated
- Wash potatoes.
- Place potatoes into a 10-12 inch cast iron skillet.
- Drizzle olive oil over the potatoes making sure to coat everything evenly.
- Season with salt, pepper, and add the chopped rosemary, garlic and parmesan cheese (reserving some for later).
- Place cast iron skillet into your smoker at 300°F and smoke with a fruit wood for an hour and 15 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender.
- Remove potatoes from the smoker, stir and top with extra parmesan cheese and a little more salt if needed.